Bakewell Tart

The Great British Bake Off 2015, Week 6 – Pastry.

Last week on The Great British Bake Off was pastry and the signature bake featured frangipan tarts with a sweet short crust pastry base.

This is one of my favourite weeks, I love making pastry and I love eating it. I just had to make a Bakewell tart, it's the best use of frangipan in my opinion. 

Photograph of Bakewell Tart baked by Jane.

A couple of years back I would have said it was my signature bake I used to make it so often, I've tried so many different versions and flavour combinations but you can't beat a classic and I always go back to my original recipe.

My love of Bakewell come from my childhood, it was one of my mums regular bakes so I've grown up eating it from a young age. I feel I've become quite a Bakewell connoisseur over the years, but this means every time I see it on a menu and order it I'm generally disappointed. They are either too cakey, too dry or not almondy enough. Nothing compares to mine or my mums bakes, I've been spoilt by good baking over the years.

It takes a lot to impress my tastebuds but this recipe however ticks all the boxes.
Photograph of Bakewell Tart baked by Jane.

Recipe from Gordon Ramsey's book cooking for friends


Published by Jane Lewis


In 2015 I made it through to the last 50 in the last audition of The Great British Bake Off. Sadly I wasn't chosen for the programme but I need to carry on my journey as I can't imagine my life without baking.

I'd love to start writing my own recipes. So what better place to do it than starting a blog.